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ERIC Number: EJ787776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Good Teachers: A Lesson from Ramona Quimby
Bang-Jensen, Valerie
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v40 n1 p34-37 Fall 2003
Each September, teachers reach for their favorite children's books to share with their new classes with the intent to bring the power of good literature into their new learning communities. Books about school, friendship, families, and growing up all help shape students' expectations for reading about things that matter to them. The experiences of book characters are powerful because they become universal reference points. Well-read and well-known books also can provide teachers with common touchstones about good teaching. Many authors have provided descriptions of the varied ways teachers in their stories have affected the lives of their students, and readers come away from the book with a sense of having met a "good" teacher. Some of the positive ways teachers may influence students are revealed in children's books. This article describes some favorite stories offering descriptions of the many intangible ways that teachers affect students.
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Language: English
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